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tkdguy29 Nov 2013 9:01 p.m. PST

I just saw this on the news, and it got me mad. An online store called KlearGear imposed a fine on a couple who posted a negative review.

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This is definitely harassment. I'm glad someone stepped in on the couple's behalf. I hope the couple gets every penny they're suing for.

Don't expect me to place an order from that company.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member29 Nov 2013 9:32 p.m. PST

When I originally read this elsewhere, I'm sure it said one of the couple had bouht te item whilst the other one filed the review, so I was never certain how there could have been a breach in the first place. Certainly not a company to do business with.

britishlinescarlet230 Nov 2013 12:41 a.m. PST

A glimpse of the future?

Space Monkey30 Nov 2013 12:54 a.m. PST

Our corporate rulers will not tolerate dissent.
You will not speak ill of the product.
All praise the product!

Streitax Inactive Member30 Nov 2013 2:52 a.m. PST

The product is double plus good. Even if they don't send it to you.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2013 6:32 a.m. PST

Thanks for the heads up. Companies like this make my trigger finger itch.

tkdguy30 Nov 2013 5:49 p.m. PST

From what I've heard the company got in trouble with the Better Business Bureau for falsely claiming they had an A+ rating on their website.

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member30 Nov 2013 11:27 p.m. PST

They should have given a positive product review like this one on Amazon:

This review is from: Barrettine Methylated Spirit 500ml (Misc.)

From the moment you remove the cap you realise you're in for a treat. Fresh, bright, smoky, with a mineral edge and rounded, fruity nose. Midweight and bold, possessing some edge and no little bite, yet remaining smooth, balanced and satisfying. This is a drink to enjoy with friends in a park. Highly recommended.

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tkdguy01 Dec 2013 12:20 a.m. PST

Hard to give a positive review when you never receive your order.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Dec 2013 6:35 a.m. PST

I can't believe that the company was able to file the debt with the credit agencies without any actual evidence of an obligation. Does anyone know what the criterion for that is?

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member01 Dec 2013 9:58 p.m. PST

Credit agencies seem to have little to no controls, and are horrible at correcting mistakes, apparently, based upon a number of in depth stories I've seen about them on the news.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Dec 2013 4:31 a.m. PST

I wonder what it would take to have a class action suit against them? Not only are individuals harmed, but pretty much anyone in the market is harmed when someone is denied resources based on false information…

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member10 Dec 2013 3:16 a.m. PST

Theoretically, if the report they made was factual, the company won't have a leg to stand on.

However, court cases, and judges/juries are more like crap shoots than fair hearings, based upon my observations.

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